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Walsh's to close 1976183 viewsAfter 38 years, Walsh's Shopping Center in Bloomington is going out of business. Jim Walsh, president, attributed the liquidation to "a damn tough environment with furious competition."... June 7, 1976 Minneapolis Star.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 1909183 viewsFor Catholics living in Lebanon Township, parts of Lakeville and the Burnsville area near Crystal Lake, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosemount was their parish, rather than St. John the Baptist in Savage.
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Antiques, artifacts, sprawl 11 acres of land 1974182 viewsWalt Strese of Rosemount created his own Antique Town in the valley behind his home on County Road 33 in Rosemount. Included was the Gibson Barbershop or Rosemount and Dally Store from Crystal Lake. The antique village no longer exists.
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The Savage bridge 1960s179 viewsThis bridge was between Savage and Bloomington.
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Downtown Shakopee 1900s178 viewsHamilton later Savage Minnesota is in Scott County, it's county seat Shakopee. For those in Burnsville living near Judical Road and the Hamilton, Glendale, Savage residents, Shakopee provided the "big" city opportunities.
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Eaton's Ranch (Apple Valley)178 viewsA 1940s photo of the popular Eaton's Ranch on Cedar Avenue.
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Cedarvale Mall176 viewsThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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Downtown Savage - now 2017174 viewsThe Bank, Allen's Garage were found within the area shown in this photo of Downtown Savage.
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Cedarvale Mall173 viewsThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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The MInnesota Zoo opening172 viewsThe Minnesota Zoo (formerly the Minnesota Zoological Garden), is an AZA-accredited zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. When it opened on May 22, 1978 it was fairly revolutionary in its exhibit design. The zoo, built in a suburbanizing rural area, had more space to house exhibits and was one of the first zoos to organize its animals by their living environment as opposed to their species. Exhibits are arrayed in six themed areas, including three themed walking trails ranging from one to two miles in length.

The Minnesota Zoo is a state agency. This differs from other zoos in Minnesota and most others in the United States, which are run by municipalities or private organizations. The Minnesota Zoo charges admission and sells annual memberships.
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St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount 1914172 viewsThe Catholic Church in Rosemount was the parish for some Burnsville Catholics in the Crystal Lake area. Early burials were at the Highland Cemetery in Apple Valley.
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Cedric's clothing grand opening 1968170 viewsCedric's was started by Cedric Kirchner in 1964 opening 16 retail stores featuring men's and women's designer clothing and furs. Cedric's was highly regarded in the industry as a premier clothing operation providing their customer with an exceptional selection from prominent designers around the world and exclusive Italian imports. The first store opened in Rosemount, then Cedarvale in Eagan with the expansion following.
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Oster's job with the railroad lasted nearly a half a century170 viewsThe Minnesota Valley Review (later Burnsville Sun) shares the story of Charles Oster who lived to the ripe old age of 82 and nearly
50 years of that lifespan working for the railroad. About 1952 he became depot agent in Savage and remained in that capacity until 1970 when he retired.
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International Stock Farm and a view of Savage 1908170 viewsThe International Stock Food Farm and Savage Minnesota in the distance. This great farm of over 700 acres is the home of Dan Patch and many others among world champion horses. This farm is owned by M.W. Savage, president of Dan Patch Electric Railroad Company and is the most noted harness horse breeding farm in the world. The only way to quickly and conveniently visit this great farm from Minneapolis and St. Paul will be on the Dan Patch Electric Railroad. As thousands visit this farm every year it will be a source of great revenue to the Road. Source of photo - the Dan Patch Electric Railroad informational brochure 1908.
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Metropolitan Stadium169 viewsThe Beatles at the Metropolitan Stadium August, 1965.
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Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley167 viewsTouring the zoo in the winter with cross country skis.
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Marion Savage Summer Home 1916167 viewsLocated in Bloomington, it overlooked Marion Savage's stables in"Savage". Shown are Rose, Henry, Rosella, Mary and Esther Sheridan. The Masonic Home stopped using the Savage mansion in 1949, due to the difficulty of bringing the structure into compliance with fire and building codes. The building was demolished in 1950.


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Cedarvale Mall166 viewsThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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Downtown Rosemount 166 viewsBefore Burnsville had a high school, some attended Rosemount High. Also based on what portion of Burnsville you lived, farmers would shop and bank there.
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Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley165 viewsThe Mono-rail for touring the zoo by air.
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Walsh's ad162 viewsIn their ad Walsh's grocery acknowledges customers who come from Burnsville to shop.
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Walsh's ad 1960161 viewsAd published in the MInnesota Valley Review. For some Burnsville residents in the 1950's and 1960's Walsh's grocery was an option for food shopping. Nearby was a drug store and hardware, not yet available in Burnsville.
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Ryan Corcoran Hardware Rosemount160 viewsGiven Burnsville had no stores, many residents, especially those near Crystal Lake traveled to Rosemount for purchases and banking.
This is the Ryan - Corcoran Hardware store, Downtown Rosemount circa 1930s.
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Entering 35 W in Bloomington159 viewsTraffic on 98th Street in Bloomington showing the 35 W exit.
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Update on the new Town Hall 1897159 viewsAugust 5, 1897 Shakopee Argus

R. L. Eckert has the brick work on the town hall completed and it is an excellent job. If the carpenters do their work as satisfactory we will have the finest town hall of its size in the state.
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Downtown Rosemount 1911157 viewsThe Rosemount High School, which some Burnsville students attended was located close to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, off today's Highway 3.
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Bloomington by air 1960s157 viewsPrior to the opening of businesses in Burnsville (prior to 1964) many Burnsville residents went to Bloomington for Grocery shopping, a drug store, hardware store and medical needs. 35 W and Lyndale Avenue can be viewed in this photo by air.
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Flooded Savage early 1900s156 viewsThe Minnesota River over its banks at the Savage bridge...the Taj Mahal in the background...which was the site of the Dan Patch stables. The whole valley is covered in water.
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Al's Cafe Rosemount156 viewsAl's Cafe, downtown Rosemount to be torn down. November 28, 1963 Dakota County Tribune. For many in Burnsville, Rosemount was an important destination. Many high school aged students attended school there, since Burnsville had no high school. Unlike Burnsville the town had stores and a bank.
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1916 Eagan and Mendota Platt map155 viewsMap showing owners of land in Eagan and Mendota 1916.
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